68 GTO Coupe - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-06-2019, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
68 GTO Coupe

Hello....I am brand new to this Forum. I have been searching for some time now for a 1968 Red GTO Coupe automatic trans with a vinyl top and without the hideaway headlights. My dad had a brand new one when I was a kid and I would like one just like it. My question is, is there anything in the VIN that tells me that the car came with the Vinyl top? I know a build sheet would probably have the information but not everyone shows or has one when selling. I know many people do not replace the vinyl when restoring a coupe since water would get underneath and cause rust. I have found many without the vinyl but not with. At least in the configuration I described.
DKEH1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 10:13 AM
1968gto421's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Posts: 765
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
No, the VIN would not tell whether or not the car had a vinyl top. However the cowl tag on the firewall (near the master brake cylinder) wold tell you that info as ell as others such as body color.

Here is the site for the cowl tag decoding:

Welcome to DataTagDecoder.Com | DataTagDecoder.Com

and this search gives you more specific info to your question:

Search | DataTagDecoder.Com

Best of luck with your GTO hunt (and Welcome to the Forum).
1968gto421 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
68 GTO Coupe - Windsheild & Rear Window harleygto 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Convertible Top, Interior, Glass and Trunk 3 11-11-2014 07:43 PM
Backyard found: 68 Coupe VolkerGermany 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 6 12-16-2011 09:04 AM
Holden Coupe 60: Blueprint for a new GTO. Or G8 Coupe. Or even a Firebird 05GTO In the News 19 06-11-2008 06:01 PM
Can I convert: '68 Tempest coupe to '69 GTO convertable? JoeKramer 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 2 02-23-2006 01:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome